The UND Alumni Association & Foundation will honor six UND alumni at the 2021 Sioux Awards Banquet.

This year’s Sioux Awards banquet will be held on Thursday, October 21, at the Alerus Center with a social hour starting at 5:30 p.m.

The Sioux Award is the highest honor given by the UND Alumni Association & Foundation for achievement, service and loyalty. Since its inception in 1962, this distinguished award has been presented to leaders in government and business, high achievers in various professions and alumni who have dedicated their lives in service for others.

The Young Alumni Achievement Award was established in 2002 to recognize recent graduates of UND who have made a mark in the short time since they attended the University.

Sioux Awards will be given to the following recipients:

Sioux Award
Erwin, '83, '85, & Colleen, '84, '85, Martens
Werner Nistler, '68
Dr. Michael Brown, '80, '82
Terry Severson, '65
Lisa Wheeler, '77, '82
Young Alumni Award Recipients
Lu Jiang, '12
Peter Stenehjem, '07


2021 Sioux Awards Banquet

Thursday, October 21
5:30 p.m. Social | 6:30 p.m. Dinner & Banquet
Alerus Center Ballroom  |  Use Door 5
1200 S 42nd St.  |  Grand Forks, ND

Attire: Formal
Price: $50

Menu options this year are:
Beef Option —
8 oz. Sirloin Fillet Mignon w/ Bordelaise Sauce

Chicken Option —
Harissa Pan Fried Chicken w/ Smoked Gouda Bechamel Sauce

Vegetarian Option —
Pasta Alla Norma rustic Sicilian dish of eggplant, marinara and basil served over pasta

Kids Meal —
Chicken Strips and Fries


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